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Great Bend sweeps aside Scott City

POSTED May 13, 2011 1:55 a.m.

SCOTT CITY — The Great  Bend High School baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Scott City on Thursday to end the regular season.
The Panthers (16-4), who will be playing host to a Class 5A regional on Tuesday at Al Burns Memorial Field, took Scott City by storm before a storm halted the second game after five innings with GBHS capturing the win, 10-8.
The Panthers won the first game 15-5, putting the 10-run rule into effect after six innings.
In the opener, Great Bend’s Darien Blackwill threw four innings, giving up four hits, two walks and striking out eight.
Connor Sell gave up one hit in two innings of relief.
Logan Buehler led off the game with an opposite-field home run for the Panthers. He finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs and scored four times. He was a double short of the cycle.
Matt Marshall was 3 for 5 and drove in two runs, while Mitch Kottas was 3 for 3. Blackwill was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
In all, GBHS had 17 hits.
In the second game, trailing 4-0, the Panthers cut loose for 10 runs in the third inning and held on for the win after the rains came after the fifth, making the game official.
Nick Ney was the winning pitcher for GBHS, throwing a complete game while giving up eight hits.
Sell finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Marshall and Landon Leuenberger were each 2 for 4. Marshall drove in a pair of runs.

                                                                                      — Mack McClure

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